This is a powerpoint covering rules of indices and simplifying before moving on to surds including simplifying, calculating and rationalising denominators. It contains brief notes by way of an explanation, model answers to questions and a question or two for the students to do; all of the questions come with answers that you can display when ready. The slide show comes with a progress grid (regularly referred to in the presentation) so that students can mark their progress from start to finish and pinpoint any areas that may need extra work with a “red/amber/green” system that they fill in; each one is given an approximate grade in both new (2017 onwards) and old system in England. It’s what I use in my lessons before setting tasks from worksheets or text books to practise.
Students need to fill in the grid so that each box contains an example that satisfies the conditions of the column and row. If they cannot fill in a box, they should justify why it is not possible.
The grid can be extended to include fractional powers.
Calling all Year 5 and Year 6 primary teachers (and KS3 maths teachers too!) Do your students struggle with the new SATs maths arithmetic tests? Then use this Excel arithmetic test worksheet creator to create UNLIMITED practice tests for your pupils. I used the 2016 sample paper as a basis for these questions.
We used these tests for a year and it really boosted our arithmetic scores for the SATs tests in May 2016.
It couldn't be simpler to use.
Open the file in Excel (MAKE SURE THAT YOU "ENABLE MACROS") and it will produce a different test EVERY TIME! If you need to produce a different test, either open up the file again OR just press the "Randomise" button (or F9 on your keyboard). If you want to just print the questions, press the "Print Questions" button. If you want to print the answers, press the "Print Answers" button.
Please note that you need Excel to use this file (Tested on Excel 2007).
If you like this resource and enough people buy it and comment then I will make another version based on the actual 2016 SATs maths arithmetic test.
These are homework sheets which also contain a QR code to a tutorial video if the students require. I have used similar before and parents (and children) have found the QR code very useful and should avoid the "I don't get it" excuse as they can get help via the QR code. The tutorials have been made using the app Explain Everything if you are interested. Topics covered include indices, time (calculations etc), rounding and estimations, place value, multiples and factors, numerical sequences, long multiplication and division. Each sheet comes with answers.
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